Scrap Plastic Recycling Tip – Don’t Complicate It

Scrap Plastic Recycling Tip - Don't Complicate It | Seraphim Plastics

Post-industrial plastic recycling is our gig. It is what we do. We work with the producers of scrap plastic to transform their waste into a marketable product known as regrind. We essentially buy plastic from one source, process it, and then sell the resulting plastic to another company. It is all pretty simple.

Speaking of simple things, here is the most important industrial plastic recycling tip for any company looking to sell its scrap plastic waste to a recycler like Seraphim Plastics: don’t complicate it. Do not make recycling so complicated that it’s not worth your time and effort.

Simplicity Wins the Day

Seraphim Plastics has been buying, recycling, and selling plastic for quite a few years. We are also active in seven states. If we’ve learned anything over the years, it’s this: simplicity wins the day. The simpler it is to recycle scrap plastic the easier and more profitable recycling is.

The simplicity principle doesn’t just apply to us. It also applies to the companies we purchase scrap plastic from. Maybe that’s going to be your company at some point down the road. If so, do not make your part of the recycling equation complicated. Keep it simple and you’ll do just fine.

Collect and Store Your Scrap Plastic

Our team will be happy to make arrangements to come directly to your location to pick up the scrap plastic you want to sell. We provide all the tools and resources you’ll need for storage and transport. All that’s required on your end is to collect the scrap from throughout your facility and store it until pickup.

Truth be told, we have worked with some customers whose collection and storage processes were so complicated that they ended up throwing away more scrap than they sold us. What a terrible waste. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way.

We can offer a few tips, starting with establishing a central collection point. Designate a specific area within your facility for plastic scrap collection. It doesn’t have to be in the same location where you will store the scrap. It just needs to be in a location with easy access and enough room to facilitate efficient collection.

All in One Place

Why establish a central collection point? So that all the scrap plastic ends up in the same place at the end of the day. You will not have people running around the plant trying to find all the scrap produced during that day’s shifts.

Establishing a central collection point also minimizes the amount of plastic scrap that collects in unwanted locations. Workstations remain tidier and workers are not so distracted by scrap laying around.

Establish a Collection Schedule

Another helpful tip is to establish a collection schedule. Set a time at which all scrap plastic is taken to the collection point. You might even designate certain employees to handle collection. Just don’t get too many hands involved. The fewer people, the better.

As Simple As Possible

The main takeaway is to keep collection and storage as simple as possible. Come up with a collection and storage strategy with a minimal number of steps. Limit the layers of administration as well. If you can make the process simple and easy to do, you will be ahead of the game.

Needless to say, our business works because we keep things simple. The way we practice mechanical recycling is about as simple as plastic recycling gets. It works well, and we make good money doing it.